How to Save Money While Saving the Planet

Recycling Clothes

The textiles industry is a silent goliath in global carbon emissions. We all know the impact of international travel and transport, but fewer are aware that the textiles industry produces more CO2 than international flights and maritime shipping combined – at an estimated 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2 per year

Since it is predominantly the production phase of the textiles industry that has such a big carbon output, the single most important factor in determining the carbon footprint of an item of clothing is the number of times it is worn before being thrown out. As it currently stands, 85% of textiles end up in landfills or are incinerated when most of the materials could be reused, so recycling your clothes is as good a place as any to save some money whilst saving the planet.

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